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Something To Pink About
Fri, 11 February 2011 9:00AM
If we had to award a gold star to the most eternally pretty beauty product, it would hands down go to pink blush. It’s universally flattering, but the real hook lies in it’s patience. It never gets jealous or cranky, even when you ditch it for bronzer in summer and it lets you hang out with your coral lippie as often as you like, without causing a fuss. No other product in this whole-wide-world can play up your cheekbones, pep tired skin and knock years off your age like a delicate soft pink powder can. Need proof?
1. Conceal the deal: In order to get the most out of a rose-pink blush, you need to conceal pesky red undertones, like around the nose and chin to stop your skin from looking blotchy. Perfect for touch-ups on the go: Maybelline New York Superstay 24hr Concealer, $14.95.
2. First things first: Start by applying your blush first as it sets the tone for the rest of your makeup. Apply the colour using a large blush brush then, once you’re done with the rest of your makeup, go back over the cheeks to buff away any excess colour.
3. Brush up on the basics: The other marvelous thing about blush is that there are no rules when it comes to applying it. If you like wearing it low on the cheeks, start from the apples and blend the product in an upward direction, out towards the ears. If you’ve be reading these posts, you’ll already know that wearing blush high on the cheeks is the trick to faking supermodel cheekbones and makes the white of your eyes pop. If you only buy one blush, make it this one: Nars Blush in Super Orgasm, $62.
3. Double trouble: If you’re looking to add a little more drama to your makeup, try playing up your pink cheek with a berry or red-based lippie, or golden eyeshadow for a modern twist. We dare you to try: Korres Mango Butter Lipstick, $35.95.
Seriously, how much do you love pink blush?
Words: Eliza Ashe. Pic: Getty
Posted by: Eliza Ashe